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Office of Polar Programs  (GEO/OPP)

Phone: (703) 292-8030 | Fax: (703) 292-9081 | Room: W 7100

Office of Polar Programs list
Office Director
Kelly K. Falkner
(703) 292-7424 W 7142 kfalkner@nsf.gov
Administrative Officer
Pawnee C. Maiden
W 7136 pmaiden@nsf.gov
Polar Education Liaison
Elizabeth L. Rom
(703) 292-7709 725 N elrom@nsf.gov
Polar Outreach Program Manager
Peter West
(703) 292-7530 W 7219 pwest@nsf.gov
Management & Program Analyst
Andrew Backe
W 7134 abacke@nsf.gov
Program Analyst
Kimiko S. Bowens-Knox
(703) 292-7402 W 7256A kbowens@nsf.gov
Program Specialist
Erika N. Davis
W 7100A eridavis@nsf.gov
Program Specialist
Angela F. Lyons
W 7256C alyons@nsf.gov
Technical Information Specialist
David D. Friscic
(703) 292-7404 W 7256B dfriscic@nsf.gov
IT Specialist-Contractor
Daniel King
(703) 292-4423 W 7254A dking@associates.nsf.gov
Communications Specialist
Terri A. Edillon
(703) 292-7521 W 7246 tedillon@nsf.gov
Pathways Administrative Support Trainee
Masauda Barakat
(703) 292-2492 E 10358D mbarakat@nsf.gov
Senior Advisor
Scot Arnold
(703) 292-2559 W 7156 sarnold@nsf.gov

Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics  (GEO/OPP/AIL)

Phone: (703) 292-8032 | Fax: (703) 292-9080

Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics list
Section Head
Stephanie Short
(703) 292-2155 W7158 sashort@nsf.gov
Specialized Support Manager
Arthur J. Brown
(703) 292-7443 W 7255 abrown@nsf.gov
Antarctic Research Support Manager
Jessie L. Crain
(703) 292-7457 W 7126 jlcrain@nsf.gov
Program Coordination Specialist
Carlena Fooks
(703) 292-7446 W 7236B cfooks@nsf.gov
Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager
Michael Gencarelli
(703) 292-7419 W 7127 mgencare@nsf.gov
McMurdo Station Manager, Winter
William N. Henriksen
(703) 292-8032 755 S William.Henriksen@usap.gov
IT Support & USAP Info. Security Manager
Timothy G. Howard
W 7215 tghoward@nsf.gov
Program Director, Research & Logistics Integration
Alexandra R. Isern
(703) 292-7581 W 7253 aisern@nsf.gov
Aviation Program Manager
Gary James
(703) 292-7449 W 7129 gjames@nsf.gov
Polar Coordination Specialist
Nadene G. Kennedy
(703) 292-7405 W 7254E nkennedy@nsf.gov
Operations Manager
Margaret A. Knuth
(703) 292-7418 W 7122 mknuth@nsf.gov
Program Support Contract Specialist
Russell McElyea
(703) 292-2463 W 7254C rmcelyea@nsf.gov
Ocean Projects Manager
Timothy M. McGovern
(703) 292-4248 W 7124 tmcgover@nsf.gov
McMurdo Station Manager, Summer
Terry Melton
(703) 292-8032 755 S Terry.Melton@usap.gov
Facilities Engineering Projects Manager
Ben D. Roth
(703) 292-7857 W7132 broth@nsf.gov
DoD Liaison
Roger Shapiro
(703) 292-2465 W7182 rshapiro@associates.nsf.gov
Chief Program Manager
Paul Sheppard
(703) 292-7451 W 7128 psheppar@nsf.gov
Technology Development Manager
Patrick D. Smith
W 7251 pdsmith@nsf.gov
ANG Liaison
Adam Thomas
(703) 292-7454 W 7184 abthomas@nsf.gov
System Operations & Logistics Program Manager
Erica Sahler
(703) 292-7063 W7100 esahler@nsf.gov

Section for Antarctic Sciences  (GEO/OPP/ANT)

Phone: (703) 292-8033 | Fax: (703) 292-9079

Section for Antarctic Sciences list
Acting Section Head
Alexandra R. Isern
(703) 292-7581 W 7253 aisern@nsf.gov
Program Director, Antarctic Earth Sciences
Doug E. Kowalewski
703-292-7706 W 7157 dkowalew@nsf.gov
Program Director, Antarctic Glaciology
Paul M. Cutler
(703) 292-4961 W 7217 pcutler@nsf.gov
Program Director, Astrophysics & Geospace
Vladimir Papitashvili
(703) 292-7425 W 7118 vpapita@nsf.gov
Program Director, Antarctic Integrated System Science
Jennifer Burns
703-292-2120 W7178 jmmburns@nsf.gov
Program Director, Ocean & Atmospheric Science
Peter Milne
(703) 292-4714 W 7116 pmilne@nsf.gov
Program Director, Organism & Ecosystems
Christian H. Fritsen
W 7213 cfritsen@nsf.gov
Program Director, Research Facilities & Special Projects
Michael E. Jackson
W 7239 mejackso@nsf.gov
Program Coordination Specialist
Desiree Marshall
(703) 292-7433 W 7256D demarsha@nsf.gov
Program Specialist
Karen Sloane
(703) 292-4576 W 7254D ksloane@nsf.gov

Section for Arctic Sciences  (GEO/OPP/ARC)

Phone: (703) 292-8029 | Fax: (703) 292-9082

Section for Arctic Sciences list
Section Head
Simon N. Stephenson
(703) 292-7435 W 7164 sstephen@nsf.gov
Program Director, Artic Natural Sciences
Marc Stieglitz
(703) 292-2461 W 7244 mstiegli@nsf.gov
Program Director, Arctic Natural Sciences
Anjuli S. Bamzai
(703) 292-8688 W 7226 abamzai@nsf.gov
Program Director, Arctic Observing Network
Diane McKnight
(703) 292-4897 W 7237 dmcknigh@nsf.gov
Program Director, Arctic Social Sciences
Anna M. Kerttula de Echave
(703) 292-7432 W 7243 akerttul@nsf.gov
Program Director, Arctic System Sciences
Neil R. Swanberg
(703) 292-7428 W 7245 nswanber@nsf.gov
Program Director, Arctic Natural Sciences
Cynthia L. Suchman
(703) 292-2092 W 7188 csuchman@nsf.gov
Program Coordination Specialist
Linda Izzard
(703) 292-7430 W 7236A lizzard@nsf.gov
Program Support Contract Specialist
Randall V. Sisco
(703) 292-8466 W 7254B rsisco@nsf.gov
Research Support & Logistics Program Manager
Patrick R. Haggerty
(703) 292-8577 W 7249 phaggert@nsf.gov
Science Assistant
Kate E. Ruck
(703) 292-8051 E 10358B kruck@nsf.gov
Planning and Controls Manager-Contractor
Monte Ingram
(703) 292-7785 675.19 mingram@associates.nsf.gov
Arctic Research Support and Logistics Manager
Frank R. Rack
(703) 292-2684 W 7189 frack@nsf.gov
Arctic Research Support and Logistics Manager
Jennifer L. Mercer
(703) 292-7453 W 7159 jmercer@nsf.gov
Research Support & Logistics Manager
Renee Crain
(703) 292-4482 W7154 rcrain@nsf.gov
Program Director, Arctic System Sciences
Diane McKnight
(703) 292-4897 W 7237 dmcknigh@nsf.gov
AAAS Fellow
Amina Schartup
703-292-2330 W 7147 amschart@associates.nsf.gov

Section for Polar Environment, Safety and Health  (GEO/OPP/PESH)

Phone: (703) 292-8031 | Fax: (703) 292-9081

Section for Polar Environment, Safety and Health list
Section Head
Scott Bohnhoff
(703) 292-2402 W7100 sbohnhof@nsf.gov
Senior Advisor, Polar Medical Programs
Susanne M. LaFratta-Decker
(703) 292-7445 W 7146 slafratt@nsf.gov
Environmental Policy Specialist
Nature McGinn
(703) 292-8224 W 7241 nmcginn@nsf.gov
Management and Program Analyst
William S. Carr
(703) 292-7590 W 7155 wcarr@nsf.gov
Senior Advisor, Environment
Polly A. Penhale
W 7152 ppenhale@nsf.gov
Chief Medical Officer, DoD Liaison
Doug Cromack
W 7153 dcromack@nsf.gov
Safety & Health Officer
Jon M. Fentress
(703) 292-7477 W7176 jfentres@nsf.gov
Safety and Occupational Health Manager
Gwendolyn M. Adams
(703) 292-7438 W 7148 gadams@nsf.gov
Sea Grant Fellow
Andrew Titmus
(703) 292-8557 W 7242A atitmus@nsf.gov